Yanukovych: Taking the soft option ( Roland Goodman ) The Ukraine in December secured a $15 billion bailout from Russia, along with a promise that the price for Russian gas imports will by slashed by about one-third. So, is this ...
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IBM in India: Kind of Blue (Bangalore photo: Vinoo202) IBM's ongoing tussle with Indian authorities shows once again how complicated the tax climate is becoming for multinationals doing business in emerging markets. It also underscores the difficulties in dealing with ...
Azevêdo: Organization man Remember the days when accession to the World Trade Organization was seen as an admittance ticket into the global economy, a prize hugely desired by China and other developing nations? Things have changed slightly in recent years, ...
Mapping out the history of Argentina (foto: Robles Pepe) Think you know what turned Argentina from an early 20 th -century success story into a Wall Street pariah? Economic mismanagement? Culture? A Latin American boom-bust cycle on steroids? Try geography. ...
Global Finance held its 17th annual Best Bank Awards ceremony recently at Washington’s National Press Club.
COUNTRY REPORT Despite the change of leadership Qatar has undergone, the new emir is expected to follow his father’s lead, building on the country’s early economic gains by diversifying beyond oil and gas.
The prospect of US Fed “tapering” is still taking its toll on Indonesia and India, as both nations face mounting deficits and international pressure for structural reform.
North Korea has taken modest steps in recent weeks to liberalize its economy by introducing new special economic zones (SEZs), loosening currency exchange restrictions and strengthening foreign trade relationships.
While Central Europe appears to be recovering from the effects of the global economic downturn, Southeastern Europe is in for a rougher ride.
In a widely anticipated cabinet reshuffle at the end of October, Peruvian president Ollanta Humala appointed 67-year-old Cesar Villanueva the country’s new prime minister, the fourth of his four-year term.
Oil may be the liquid that drives many of the economies in the Middle East, but the spread of the Internet has unleashed a new generation of tech-entrepreneurs and start-ups, fueling hopes of a non-oil economy for the future.
Despite recurrent anti-government protests and corruption scandals, Slovenia, the tiny Adriatic republic of just over two million, ranks as the 24th-most-prosperous country in the world, according to the annual Legatum Institute Prosperity Index, which ranks 142 countries by criteria like entrepreneurship and opportunity and personal freedom as well as economy.
Telecommunications was the most active industry sector for mergers and acquisitions during the first nine months of 2013 and remained active in October.
Global energy markets are attending closely to recent natural gas discoveries in the eastern Mediterranean and their implications for the availability and pricing of energy resources.
As African countries increasingly appear on investors’ radars, the world’s newest country, South Sudan, is forging ahead with its drive to attract foreign investment.
Doing Business: Who Improved The Most In 2012/13 “In 2012/13, 29 economies implemented three or more reforms improving their business regulatory systems as measured by Doing Business. Ten stand out as having narrowed the distance to frontier the most. Together, ...
Africa continues to outperform other emerging markets, but not all of its 54 countries are moving at the same pace when it comes to political, economic and social developments.
Global Finance sat down with John Alan James, executive director, Pace University Center for Global Governance, Reporting & Regulation. James’s distinguished career in management consulting, governance and academia spans 25 years in Europe and more than 20 years in Asia.
Myanmar may be the last frontier market in Asia, with plenty of natural resources and a government targeting growth of over 7.5% for the next five years. Still, while investors remain cautiously optimistic, the economic transition will need to be delicately handled.
There is a new definition of the emerging markets and their characteristics that confutes many old and accepted axioms; for example, the idea that the cost of labor is cheaper in developing countries, or that governance is more advanced and regulations are more enforced in developed countries.